HC Deb 14 May 1956 vol 552 c136W
50. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will now make a statement on the development of his policy to reduce the number of projects supported by his Department in the aircraft industry.

Mr. Maudling

Including the cancellations I mentioned in the defence debate, work has been stopped on over a dozen projects in the past year and the scale of other projects has been reduced. I shall continue to keep a close watch on the whole programme, and to secure any further reliefs which may be possible. When new projects are proposed particular care is taken to see that they are within the capacity of the industry.